Tamil Cinema

  • Vishal Krishna's next to be a bilingual 09-02-2014 04:40 PM

    Chennai: Several Tamil films of Vishal Krishna Reddy have been dubbed in Telugu over the years, but for the first time the actor has teamed up with director Hari Gopalakrishnan for his yet-to-be-titled Tamil-Telugu bilingual. Vishal's films such as "Sandakozhi", "Thimiru" and "Pandiya Nadu" have been dubbed in Telugu in...
  • Not enough depth in digital pictures: Ilayaraja 22-01-2014 02:46 PM

    Chennai: Legendary musician Ilayaraja, who loves photography, says he doesn't enjoy it any more because digital photography is not so fascinating. "Since everything became digital, I lost interest in clicking pictures. There's not enough depth in digital pictures that you can get with a film roll. We have destroyed something...
  • All's well with SP Balasubrahmanyam's health 21-01-2014 04:58 PM

    Chennai: S.P. Balasubrahmanyam's manager has refuted rumours that the legendary singer suffered breathing-related problems while performing in South Africa last week. The singer took to the stage at the ongoing Indian International Film Festival of South Africa (IIFFSA) Saturday. Balasubrahmanyam was there to receive the Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema...
  • 'Anegan' keeps Dhanush busy during Pongal 14-01-2014 04:51 PM

    Chennai: Southern actor Dhanush will miss Pongal celebrations Tuesday, due to his upcoming Tamil thriller 'Anegan' shooting. But he says he is enjoying working with the film's director K.V. Anand. "(I'm) missing the festival mood since I'm shooting in Hyderabad for 'Anegan'. But (I'm) enjoying the shoot. (The) very hard...
  • Mysskin, Sarath Kumar to team up? 01-01-2014 03:55 PM

    Chennai: After impressing audiences with Tamil thriller 'Onayum Aatukuttiyum', one the finest films of 2013, filmmaker Mysskin is likely to team up with actor R. Sarath Kumar for an action-thriller. "Mysskin and Sarath Kumar met recently and discussed a script. Sarath also like the script, but he hasn't confirmed (it)...
  • Short-term goals better than New Year resolutions: Arya 31-12-2013 12:40 PM

    Chennai: Tamil actor Arya, who is currently busy shooting for 'Purampokku' and 'Meagaamann', says he prefers setting short-term goals over long-term resolutions. "It's better to have short-term goals because they are usually achievable. I don't believe in New Year resolutions...one can easily get distracted or leave it midway," Arya told...
  • Vivekh can be our own Woody Allen: Mani Ratnam 29-12-2013 09:52 AM

    Chennai: Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam believes that if Vivekh puts in more effort into his comic talent, he can become Tamil cinema's own Woody Allen. "I think this ability to make people laugh comes with some level of intelligence. Our industry has a host of comedians and I have always...
  • Rajinikanth lauds 'Ivan Vera Mathiri' 22-12-2013 05:04 PM

    Chennai: Words of appreciation from superstar Rajinikanth has made the makers of recently released Tamil action-thriller 'Ivan Vera Mathiri' extremely happy. "This film is so classy and I haven't watched such high-octane stunts sequences in Tamil before. I appreciate the team for churning out such good action," said Rajinikanth in...
  • Work will keep Samantha busy on Xmas, New Year 02-12-2013 06:50 PM

    Chennai: This will be a busy month for southern actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu. She will be juggling between three films and will have to forgo the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Sam, as she is popularly called, is busy shooting for two yet-untitled Telugu projects with actor Junior NT Rama...
  • Never forced my son to act: Tamil actor Rajesh 18-09-2013 04:49 PM

    Chennai: Veteran Tamil actor Rajesh, who is introducing his son Deepak Rajesh in upcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Payanangal Thodargindrana", says his son was always interested in a career in films, and that he was never forced to don the greasepaint. Rajesh is known for his performances in films such as "Vaanam...
  • I'm much confident about 'Policegiri' success: KS Ravikumar 04-07-2013 05:37 PM

    'Policegiri,' starring Sanjay Dutt, now in jail of course, releases this week. Director KS Ravikumar joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the film, the challenges in making it and the experience of working with Sanjay Dutt. Q. Will this film enter 100cr club? Asked by: Gama A. I can't...
  • Watch 'Thillu Mullu' to be happy, it's a guarantee: Mirchi Shiva 20-06-2013 06:13 PM

    'Thillu Mullu' is a Tamil comedy film directed by Badri who earlier directed 'Veerappu' and 'Ainthaam Padai'. It is a remake of Rajinikanth's film 'Thillu Mullu' which itself was a remake of Hindi film 'Gol Maal'. The USP of the film is its cast including Manobala, Kovai Sarala, Sathyan, Ilavarasu,...
  • Sequels likely to become a fad in Tamil Cinema: Director Hari 17-06-2013 10:38 AM

    Chennai: Awaiting the release of his highly anticipated sequel 'Singam 2', Tamil director Hari Gopalakrishnan feels it's very likely that sequels may become popular provided filmmakers create opportunities to make them with conviction. 'Singam 2' is the sequel to highly successful Tamil action-drama 'Singam' and it is coming out July...
  • Manivannan's death: An end to committed filmmaking 16-06-2013 11:52 AM

    Chennai: The death of popular Tamil actor-director Manivannan, who passed away due to a cardiac arrest here Saturday, has sent shock waves through the Tamil film industry. Celebrities say they will remember him as a 'great soul' who was versatile, talented and humble. One of the most influential writers, actors...
  • UP govt not providing funds for projects initiated by Mayawati: BSP 01-06-2013 11:02 AM

    Amid protests over increase inpower tarrif, BSP on Saturday accused the ruling Samajwadi Party inUttar Pradesh of not providing fund for the projects initiatedby the previous Mayawati regime to increase power generation. "The BSP government had worked to increase generation toabout 8000 to 12,000 MW, but today, all of it...
  • Gautam Karthik banks on fans to finalise film title 30-05-2013 12:14 PM

    Chennai: Toying with names for his upcoming yet-to-be-titled Tamil remake of Telugu blockbuster 'Ala Modalaindi', Gautham Karthik is now seeking help from fans and well-wishers to zero in on an apt title. "Hey guys, Ravi (director) and I were discussing possible titles for the 'Ala Modalaindi' remake. (I) would love...
  • The evolving role of writers in Tamil cinema 06-05-2013 11:29 PM

    In My Years with Boss at Gemini Studios, Ashokamitran recounts a poet's visit. "He was a tall man, very English, very serious and of course very unknown to all of us. Battling with half a dozen pedestal fans on the shooting stage, The Boss [film producer and publisher SS Vasan]...
  • Tamil 'Powerstar' Srinivasan arrested in cheating case 26-04-2013 11:48 AM

    Chennai: Well-known Tamil cinema actor 'Powerstar' Srinivasan, was arrested today for allegedly cheating a person of a huge amount of money. Srinivasan, 50, was arrested this morning on a complaint from one P S Ranganathan of Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh, a police release here said. Ranganathan alleged that Srinivasan...
  • A R Rahman lends his voice for Dhanush's 'Mariyaan' 08-04-2013 03:51 PM

    For all the impatient AR Rahman fans, here's some more than-good news. The Mozart of Madras has rendered his voice for a song in the upcoming movie 'Mariyaan'. The track is said to be a happy celebration sort of song, in the country genre, along the lines of 'Elay Keechan'...
  • Who will inherit Rajinikanth's throne? 05-02-2013 12:15 PM

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